Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings

Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings

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By (author) Stephen Emmitt, By (author) Christopher Gorse

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 766 pages
  • Dimensions: 171mm x 242mm x 43mm | 1,248g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405188545
  • ISBN 13: 9781405188548
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 179,432

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This new edition of Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings adds considerable new material but remains based on the original concept of explaining construction technology through key functional/performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. Of particular note in this new edition are a fully integrated approach to environmental issues and construction sustainability. The rest of the material has been updated as required, with particular attention paid to the illustrations. With over 150 new photographs and many revised figures, plus a supporting website at www.wiley.com/go/barrysintroduction , students learning the fundamentals of building and construction on undergraduate and other NQF level 5 - 6 courses will find this the ideal introduction to the subject.

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Stephen Emmitt BA (Hons), Dip Arch, MA Prof. Ed, PhD was, until recently, Hoffmann Professor of Innovation and Management in Building at the Technical University of Denmark, and is currently Professor of Architectural Technology in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University. He is a registered architect with industrial experience and teaches architectural technology across a wide range of built environment programmes. Christopher GorseBSc MSc (Hons) PhD, MCIOB, MAPM, ILTF is Professor of Construction Management and Building Performance. He heads up a number of construction management and technology initiatives as the Director of the Centre for Knowledge Exchange at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is also a construction, management and law consultant, with industrial experience and heads up a number of research projects.

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This new edition of "Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings" adds considerable new material but remains based on the original concept of explaining construction technology through key functional/performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings. Of particular note in this new edition are a fully integrated approach to environmental issues and construction sustainability. The rest of the material has been updated as required, with particular attention paid to the illustrations. With over 150 new photographs and many revised figures, plus a supporting website at www.wiley.com/go/barry'sintroduction, students learning the fundamentals of building and construction on undergraduate and other NQF level 5 - 6 courses will find this the ideal introduction to the subject.

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgements. 1 Introduction. 1.1 The function and performance of buildings. 1.2 General principles of construction. 1.3 Regulations and approvals. 1.4 Making choices and sources of information. Further reading. 2 Site Analysis and Set-up. 2.1 Function of the site analysis. 2.2 The 'desk-top' study. 2.3 Site reconnaissance. 2.4 Soil investigations. 2.5 The performance appraisal. 2.6 Site set-up and security. Further reading. 3 Groundwork and Foundations. 3.1 Functional requirements. 3.2 Bedrock and soil types. 3.3 Ground movement. 3.4 Foundation construction. 3.5 Site preparation and drainage. 4 Floors. 4.1 Functional requirements. 4.2 Ground supported concrete slab. 4.3 Suspended concrete floor slabs. 4.4 Suspended timber ground floors. 4.5 Resistance to the passage of heat. 4.6 Reinforced concrete upper floors. 4.7 Timber upper floors. 5 Walls. 5.1 Functional requirements. 5.2 Damp-proof courses (dpcs). 5.3 Stone. 5.4 Stone masonry walls. 5.5 Bricks and brickwork. 5.6 Bonding bricks. 5.7 Blocks and blockwork. 5.8 Mortar. 5.9 Loadbearing brick and block walls. 5.10 Solid wall construction. 5.11 Cavity wall construction. 5.12 Timber. 5.13 Timber framed walls. 5.14 Steel frame wall construction. 5.15 Internal and party walls. 6 Roofs. 6.1 Functional requirements. 6.2 Pitched roofs. 6.3 Pitched roof coverings. 6.4 Sheet metal covering to low pitch roofs. 6.5 Thermal insulation to pitched roofs. 6.6 Flat roofs. 6.7 Timber flat roof construction. 6.8 Concrete flat roofs. 6.9 Thermal insulation to flat roofs. 6.10 Parapet walls. 7 Windows. 7.1 Functional requirements. 7.2 Window types. 7.3 Window frames. 7.4 Glass and glazing. 7.5 Hardware. 7.6 Window cills. 7.7 Roof lights. 8 Doors. 8.1 Functional requirements. 8.2 Door types. 8.3 Door frames and linings. 8.4 Hardware. 9 Stairs and Ramps. 9.1 Functional requirements. 9.2 Materials, terms and definitions. 9.3 Types of stair. 9.4 Timber staircases. 9.5 Stone stairs. 9.6 Reinforced concrete stairs. 9.7 Structural glass stairs. 9.8 Ramps. 10 Surface Finishes. 10.1 Functional requirements. 10.2 Floor finishes. 10.3 Wall and ceiling finishes. 10.4 Skirtings and architraves. 10.5 External rendering. 11 Solid Fuel, Gas and Electrical Services Provision. 11.1 Functional requirements. 11.2 Energy sources. 11.3 Solid fuel burning appliances. 11.4 Domestic gas installations. 11.5 Domestic electrical supply and installations. 11.6 Artificial lighting. Further reading. 12 Water Supply, Sanitation and Refuse Disposal. 12.1 Water supply and distribution. 12.2 Sanitary appliances. 12.3 Foul drainage. 12.4 Roof drainage. 12.5 Surface water drainage. 12.6 Refuse storage and recycling. Appendix A: Web Sites. Appendix B: Additional References. Index